Ann TwomeyAFT Vice President
Ann Twomey, R.N., is president of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees/AFT, headquartered in New Jersey. Twomey oversees and develops a variety of bargaining, educational, professional and policy issues for RNs, LPNs, pharmacists, social workers, medical technologists, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals and ancillary employees in a variety of healthcare settings. She also oversees HPAE's statewide organizing programs.
Twomey is very active in her community and labor organizations; she serves as vice chair of the AFT Healthcare program and policy council; a member of the AFT human rights and community relations committee; vice president of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO; vice president of the Bergen Country Central Trades and Labor Council, AFL-CIO; co-chair of Patients First Coalition in New Jersey; a member of United Way of Bergen County; and a board member of New Jersey Citizen Action.
Twomey's awards include Bergen County Pioneer Woman of the 90's, Labor Leader of the Year from Rutgers University Labor Education Department, and the Governor's Award for Labor Excellence. She has also been honored by the Women's Fund of New Jersey and the New Jersey Consumers for Civil Justice.
Previously, Twomey worked on a medical-surgical unit specializing in oncology and cardiac telemetry. She served as charge nurse and preceptor of newly hired nurses and helped create patient teaching programs. From 1971 to 1991, Twomey was a staff nurse on a coronary care unit, where she worked in intensive care specializing in cardiac care. She served as a charge nurse and preceptor and participated in the creation and delivery of patient and family teaching programs.
Twomey attended Fairleigh Dickenson University's medical technical/nursing program and Englewood Hospital School of Nursing.